Dino looked at Tomoe as she spoke and couldn't help but smile sadly. She was the first one who had even said anything kind to him during the weeks since his love's death, and it did make him feel somewhat better. For the first time since he arrived, he took a look at all of the new faces in the room. A large percentage of the male population was staring at Tomoe, he noticed.
"By the looks of it, I'm going to be the least of your troubles."
He looks towards the man that had just spoken to him(Jack).
"Just be patient and stay calm." He states in English, turning his eyes back to the ball. "When that thing opens make sure you take the suitcase with your name and get into the outfit that's inside of it. That's all I'm going to say."
Sean realized that being outspoken wasn't going to work for this type of situation. For now he just leans against the wall and thinks about whats going to happen next and the girl he was starting to be smitten by. Man, I wish i knew her name.
Naomi shuddered when Tomoe mentioned Koi. Somebody started talking to her, so she didn't seem to notice that. She was glad that she offered something sounding as normal as that, and she knew that this time she was serious about it, more than about the bottle of Tequila; but the thought of being too close to Koi was hard to swallow. According to what Tomoe said about him being a good guy, he would never shot purposely at her. But only thinking of him made her arm and leg burn on the inside. Imagining him having a gun in his hands and pointing at her made her heart drop some beats.
Just as if waiting for that, he seemed to appear out of nowhere. Of course he had been there for some minutes now, but she hadn't seen him before. She turned away, glad that the girl from before now answered with some time delay.
"I don't know very much. I just know what will happen soon, cause it happened last time and seemed to happen the same way before. This ball you just hit will open up soon. So will the door behind it. There will be some toy like looking weapons in both the ball and the room, but trust me: They are lethal. I... was hurt by one of them", she murmured, looking at Koi for about one second, before going on:
"And... you see what I'm wearing. These kind of suits are in boxes you can find in this ball too. Your name will be on one box. You should wear it. I don't know much about it yet and it didn't really seem to help me... but it helped the others. Oh, and... you should know: This is going to be a hunt. Or maybe more of a massacre. And you have to choose if you want to fight or to hide somewhere. Either way, you should take weapons with you, cause you'll need them."
She turned silent after having ended and realized, how... easy to explain it seemed. How easy to talk about something that horrible. She didn't mention the aliens, because it would sound unbelievable enough already, and there was no need to complicate things more. Maybe she is going to hide. That would ease things up for her. Maybe she would survive without being harmed.
She heard Tomoe's voice from behind and turned towards her. She talked to the tall black man and they she did, it came to Naomi that something had happened to him. Now that she took a look, he really seemed a bit out of character, remembering how he was last time. He actually looked quite strange, as if being drunk and sober, both at the same time.
That's when Tomoe repeated what she had told her, adding something, then turning towards Naomi and saying: "That goes for you too."
Naomi answered by smiling at her, while Tomoe sat down next to her. She turned her head into all directions and then whispered to her:
"There are quite... many people here. More than last time. Does that mean anything?"
"A hunt?" Maikeru asked Naomi disbelievingly, "A hunt for what?"
Great. Now I have to run around in some skintight suit. Just how I wanted to spend my evening...
Maikeru walked across the hardwood floor of the apartment to the black ball. Brushing past numerous people speaking both Japanese and English, a naked guy, and someone who smelled like a wino, he finally made it to the black ball which supposedly held weapons. Brushing his fingers across it, he thought to himself.
Alright. Lets see these weapons.
Andre walks right up to Dino looks right into his eyes and says "Sit me down if you can bitch!". But Dino gives no reaction. At least not the one Andre was expecting. These people have no idea who he is. Andre exhales in disgust and pushes past Dino and Jack going towards the doors. あばよ Bitches (Andre often mixes Japaneses and English when angered) !!! But the doors do not open... Andre is starting to get really pissed. The one thing he can not tolerate is being held against his will. Just ask the two police he brutalized in an Atlanta night club. No this might be bad for someone. Andre walks back to the middle of the growing mass of people and says. "Ok somebody better open that freakin' door right now or I'm going to start ripping heads off!"....
"...I don't know. I don't know all the rules yet. Maybe it's because we failed the last mission and the ball thinks we need more people. I don't know how to see it. More help or more meat for the grinder."
Originally Posted by Palpatine
She realized that once again she said something stupid. Nanami seemed more confident than Tomoe could ever be but she knew that referring to their mission as a meat grinder would do abosolutely no good.
She meant to further apologize to Nanami but was distracted by Andre's tirade. It made sense. Trapped in a room with strangers without knowing why or how he was there was a sensation Tomoe knew from her first mission. She was sure that Dino's acerbic attitude didn't help Andre's disposition.
It was no stretch to assume that she would be the worst candidate for calming Andre down with her habit of being blunt and sometimes insulting in her interactions.
Her night was filled with enough worries concerning Dino and Naomi without Andre adding to them no matter how justified his anger. Would he even believe her if she told him that no one could leave the room, even those who'd experienced the same situation?
She looked at Sean and hoped he could be of better use than herself.
"Um...do you think you can talk to him American to American?"
Aside from the naked guy, Sean made Tomoe the most nervous...mostly since she'd caught him looking at her several times. She didn't know enough about men to fathom if his looks stemmed from lechery or just plain curiosity.
"Um, you know, uh, just explain that we can't leave yet or something? I'm no good at calming people down." She paused and tried to smile politely but it came out as awkward as her smiles usually did. "If you didn't hear me before I'm Tomoe Shimada."
Koi stood there for a few seconds. With all the chaos going on, he barely noticed. He couldn't find his suit. He had his gun but why not the suit? Couldn't be.. he thought to himself, couldn't be inside the ball, I know I had my hand on it, couldn't be at home either. Where the HELL is it. You can't miss something like THAT in a room like THIS!
Then as if his brain decided to delete any logic, delete any rational thought he heard the complaining of one guy, in english no less. He could automatically assume what he was complaining about...the damn door, that fucking door. Taking his shirt off and slamming it on the ground koi yells at the man to get his attention. Shoots his shirt on the floor then walks to the window and shoots it making sure no one is in the way. He doesn't even wait till the reaction happens, he just turns and says "get it? NO FUCKING WAY OUT!"
He wasn't sure if he understood, hell didn't care, if the prick tried anythign he was willing to take him out at this point. All the while thinking If living cost me my sanity then so be it.
As Koi panics over the loss of his suit, another strange man is teleported into the room. The man is holding a Glock 22 and is looking rather panicked.
He cries out once he's fully transferred and levels the gun towards Tomoe, then Sean, Maikeru, and then finally Koi.
"Who the fuck are you people?! Where the fuck am I?!" He yells out in English as he backs towards a wall. His eyes search the room suspiciously and he points the gun at Dino, then John. "All of you keep the fuck away from me and tell me what the fuck is going on!"
"More help or more meat for the grinder." Though Tomoe apologized to Nanami for saying something like that, Naomi knew that it was exactly the same that went through her own mind. People would die, and either they were going to be helpful for each other, making things easier for each other, or they would panic, bite each other, just like a wolfpack going mad, and be slaughtered by the aliens. Maybe it really was best, if all of them hid themselves, just so that they would survive this mission, see that the experienced ones were right and get used to it with the least possible danger.
But while thinking this, things became more and more like in the imagined wolfpack: The room became even more crowded, or at least it seemed that way. At least one new person came into it, yelled around, pointing with a gun at almost everyone. Already before, someone yelled at Dino, before stamping around to all the doors that would lead outside, trying to open them and then, as he realized that they wouldn't open, started to become even more aggressive. Koi shot with the x-gun somewhere, put his shirt off and answered something to that guy, making things clearer. But still, everything in this room seemed loud. All these voices mixed through each other, all these people going around, some seeming quiet, but others being seemingly on the verge to a rampage... It wasn't like Naomi thought of returning here. It was more like going to school, entering a room with people she barely knew, all being noisy and stupid... It made her nervous, extremly nervous, and when the guy with the gun yelled in English that they should stay away and tell him, what was going on, she lost it.
She opened her mouth, took a short, deep breath and screamed, over all these voices, in English, so that, hopefully, everyone would understand her:
"SHUT UP, ALL OF YOU!!! JUST SHUT UP AND LET SOMEONE EXPLAIN THIS TO YOU, IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE, YOU IDIOTS!!! STOP... STOP BITCHING AROUND, IF YOU WANT TO LIVE ON!!!"
Her face was red. She had never insulted many people at once like that, never talked that way when talking to more than one or two people. But it seemed to have an effect. At least for a few moments, everything was quiet. Knowing that at least the people nearby would look at her now, she stared at the floor. But while doing so, she whispered to Tomoe:
"This doesn't feel like risking our lifes. It's like a damn school trip. Just even more noisy and with aliens which are going to rip half of the class apart."
Sean finds himself constantly thinking about her. Sean tries his best to dedicate his his thoughts to whats going on but for some reason Sean can't help thinking about and looking at her. Leaning against the wall he again replays what happen to him but the events are still blurry and jumbled. Man, why can't i remember...... it doesn't make sense. But whatever, for now i just sees what happens next.
OOC: Sorry about that i read what happened so far a little fast and i thought that the ball opened.......MY BAD =)
Last edited by Minus192; 04-12-2008 at 04:37 PM.